Men with Mutations

It's important for men to learn if they carry an inherited gene mutation linked to cancer and what they can do to manage their cancer risk.

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Inherited Mutations in Men

Have you had cancer or does it run in your family? Men are as likely as women to carry an inherited gene mutation linked to cancer. Yet men are less likely to have genetic testing. Inherited mutations can increase the risk for cancer in men. There are options available to manage these increased cancer risks. View and share our infographic on inherited gene mutations in men. Our most frequently-requested resources related to hereditary cancer in men are listed below.

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What is Genetic Testing?
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After Testing, Now What?
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Genes Linked to Prostate Cancer
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Genes Linked to Male Breast Cancer
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Screening Options for High Risk Men
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Screening and Prevention Guidelines - BRCA1/2, ATM, CHEK2, PALB2, Others
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Screening and Prevention Guidelines - Lynch Syndrome
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Cancer Treatment by Cancer Type
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Wellbeing and Survivorship
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Sexuality and Intimacy
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Other Resources for Men
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Peer to Peer Resources for Men
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We offer a variety of options for support from trained volunteers and community members. Virtual and in-person support meetings, community forums and peer navigators assure that you are not alone.


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Sharing Information with Family

These resources can help you prepare to communicate about your health history or genetic test results with relatives.


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Legal Protections

Learn about the laws that protect you from harm and improve your access to health care.


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We provide resources and information to help keep you and your family safe from COVID-19.